Good morning and thanks for stopping by! Can't believe it's February already, time is surely flying by, and we have a new challenge for you over at ABC challenges, we have arrived at the letter "G" and our challenge for the next two weeks is
G for Going Dotty!
Fun fun fun! I love dots and I am sure many of you do to! So why not join us this month for a chance to win some fun prizes?
Here is what I created, and I am so happy with how this card turned out. I combined pretty much everything I like here, first of all a cute critter, then dots, and a clean and simple feel to the card. I just love when something turns out how I want it (although I didn't really plan this card, it just turned into this while I worked on it and I love the outcome!)
The stamp is from a set from Whimsy Stamps newest rubber stamp line, 2Cute Ink. It's called "Happy Birthday to you". I knew I had to have this set because I just couldn't resist this cute elephant. There are also a couple other cute animals in this set, plus several cute little sentiments like the ones I used on my card.
The papers are from a pack by My Mind's Eye. And since I really feel like most of my cards are girly, I decided to go a little masculine with this one, using blues and yellows. The swirls that you see on the yellow designer paper were stamped using one of whimsy's lavish flourishes stamps. I know I am using that set all the time, but I just love the way it changes the look of the paper a little by simply stamping it.
The elephant was colored using faber castell polychromos. I added some chrystal effects to the balloon and the water puddle, but it is hard to tell in the photo.
As mentioned above, both sentiments are from the same set (happy birthday to you) by Whimsy Stamps, I used the SUs word window punch on the top sentiment and a 1" circle punch on the bottom sentiment. Did some sewing to add some texture, and then tied some silver cord onto the cut out circle.
I would love to enter my card to a couple other challenges:
- Crafty Sentiments - Buttons and Bows (star shaped button and silver bow used)
- The Crazy Challenge - Party Time
- Moving Along With The Times - Punch it Out
- Crafting By Design - animal
- Simon Says Stamp - anything goes
Thanks again for visiting. Hope you'll join us this challenge for a chance to win one of the fabulous prizes from these two very generous sponsorsHave a wonderful day,
PS: Forgot to add, there is just one more week left for you to enter into my word play saturday challenge. I have a cute stamp by Whimsy to give away. You can enter up to 4 times total. The "word" this month is "anything" so you can share anything as long as it is a new creation.